West Briton

(redirected from Castle Catholic)

West Briton

n.
1. A native of the western part of Great Britain, especially Cornwall.
2. Offensive A native Irishman or Irishwoman whose sympathies lie toward England: "To say you'd write for a rag like that. I didn't think you were a West Briton" (James Joyce).

West British adj.
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Could it be that Freddie and the male generations of his family with their Dutch blood and Castle Catholic heritage were afraid of disempowerment in a post-colonial Ireland?
He [father] really did try to believe in this fantasy of a great good place that had been taken away from us and our kind--our kind being Castle Catholics, as he liked to say, yes, sir, Castle Catholics, and proud of it
His family were Castle Catholics, that lost tribe of Roman Catholics who were loyal to the Crown, Unionist in politics, and who frequently served the British Empire at home or overseas.